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It is far easier now to jump into ecommerce and start selling products from home, even when you don’t have much technical or business experience. However, full-fledged startups are serious business. They take a lot of effort to get off the ground and that execution won’t be possible without some cr Read More
December is National Write a Business Plan Month! If you’re like most, planning is a burden and a chore that’s hard to prioritize. Here are seven tips to kick-start the process. Read More
In recent years there’s been a lot of talk about the difficulties small retailers face when it comes to competing. But we business owners are nothing if not resilient. So instead of fixating on the problems, for many of us our focus goes immediately to solutions. Read More

Keys to Monitoring Your Social Media

Keys to Monitoring Your Social Media Avatar Posted by SeanGallahar under Social Media
From http://www.i7marketing.com 9 days ago
Made Hot by: LimeWood on December 10, 2014 9:13 am
There is no substitute in price for a peace of mind when you know the tools you paid for are doing the work they are designed to do for you so you can have an extra hour of sleep at night, an extra time to make some calls, or extra time with the family. Read More
Now that we’re in the final stretch of 2014, let's look at some content marketing trends to watch as we head into the new year. Read More

Conquer Your Fears and Buy a Business

Conquer Your Fears and Buy a Business Avatar Posted by businesstrader under Startups
From http://blog.bizlistings.com.au 9 days ago
Made Hot by: blogexpert on December 11, 2014 7:39 pm
There are budding entrepreneurs out there who are just looking for that first business to start, but they don’t know where to begin. It is possible to start a business on a shoestring budget, but buying a business can cost more money. Read More

7 Powerful Ways to Convert Neutral Traffic

7 Powerful Ways to Convert Neutral Traffic Avatar Posted by amabaie under Online Marketing
From http://experts.allbusiness.com 9 days ago
Made Hot by: MasterMinuteman on December 10, 2014 8:30 am
No matter how much traffic your site gets, what really matters is conversions. Convert neutral traffic – people who haven’t decided whether to buy or not – by investing in analyzing and incentivizing them to buy. Increasing conversions is more financially beneficial than driving more traffic. Inste Read More

4 Must-Do Tips to Succeed with Local SEO

4 Must-Do Tips to Succeed with Local SEO Avatar Posted by smpayton under Online Marketing
From http://www.eggmarketingpr.com 9 days ago
Made Hot by: BizWise on December 11, 2014 8:31 pm
Every local business needs to leverage SEO to help find new customers. Here are 4 tips guaranteed to make your business more successful. Read More
You might have several social media campaigns in place, but have you ever wondered how effective they really are? It is highly likely that you currently have multiple social media campaigns that require a lot of your time and money, but how do you determine when it is time to pull the plug on a soc Read More

Startup Mistakes You Should Avoid

Startup Mistakes You Should Avoid Avatar Posted by tabithajeannaylor under Startups
From http://successfulstartup101.com 9 days ago
Made Hot by: BizWise on December 11, 2014 8:33 pm
Many starting business owners tend to make some critical mistakes. These mistakes can cost you dearly. They may even cost you your business and livelihood. Discover what mistakes you should avoid and how you can make your company a success. Read More

Learn How to Build a Firm Benefits Foundation

While health care reform hasn’t gone into full swing mode yet, your business can lay a firm foundation for 2015 by following …
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Fred Leo: BizSugar "Contributor of the Week"

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